Motorola Tri-Band AC2200 Smart Router, 2.2 Gbps speed | mh7021-10s
Motorola Tri-Band AC2200 Smart Router, 2.2 Gbps speed | mh7021-10s
- Tech Specs
fast, premium WiFi 5 performance
Delivers powerful AC2200 WiFi speed for uninterrupted streaming, gaming, and video conferencing. Features two 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast wired connections.
strong coverage for small homes & offices
Provides robust WiFi coverage up to 2,000 sqft. Designed for the smart home with connection management of over 100 devices.
smart mobile app with parental controls
Easily set up and manage your WiFi with the motosync app. Don’t pay more for Bedtime schedules, Screen Time Limits, Safe Search, and Device monitoring.
advanced smart home security
Keep your network and data safe with advanced security and privacy. Protection against malware, intrusive devices, AP spoofing, and lateral attacks included.
tons of support
Comes with a 2-year warranty and free support from our US-based technicians.
- AC2200 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 5
- Two (2) internal dual-band antennas and two (2) dedicated wireless backhaul antennas
- IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wave 2
Up to 400 Mbps* at 2.4GHz
Up to 866 Mbps* at 5GHz
Dedicated 5GHz 866 Mbps* Backhaul
Coverage: 2,000 sqft.**
- Band Steering
- Seamless AP Roaming
- Wireless Air Time Fairness (ATF)
- Intelligent Backhaul (Wireless or Wired)
- Optimized WiFi Channel Selection
- WPA2 wireless security
- 64 client devices per WiFi band; up to 245 total client devices
- Firewall with DoS Attack Protection, SPI
- One (1) 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN port
- One (1) 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
- Buttons: WPS, Reset
- LED: Power, Mesh Pairing, WPS, WiFi Signal Strength
- Power Adapter: Wall-mount 12VDC/2A output, 100-240VAC 50/60Hz input
- Dimensions: 8” H x 3.375” D x 5.125” W
- Weight: 24.5 oz
- MH7021-10S Smart Home Router
- Power adapter
- Ethernet cable
- Quick start guide
- motosync app
*Maximum WiFi transmission rates are the physical rates derived from the 802.11 specifications. Actual WiFi transmission rate will be lower due to environmental factors, network conditions, and client limitations.
** WiFi coverage range is derived from testing under ideal conditions. Actual WiFi coverage may be lower due to environmental factors and client limitations.
First of all I wasn't thrilled that the instructions tell you to download a smartphone app to install. After doing so and working through the setup I figured out that you don't necessarily have to do that. If you are somewhat technically savvy it's pretty simple to setup without the smartphone app.The problem I had with this router is that it does not support DHCP reservations. This was a show stopper for my home setup (IT guy here.) If you don't need DHCP reserveration capabilities then value-wise, it's rather easy to get setup and for the price, you can get a home mesh going somewhat cheaper than Netgear's Orbi solution.I didn't get to the point of connecting a lot of devices and testing performance so I can't speak to that. My laptop connected and I was able to run Internet speedtests and it performed as good as, or better than my previous router.I do have to tell ya that the support was top-notch. I submitted a support ticket just to make sure I wasn't overlooking the DHCP reservation capability in the settings and they answer back within 24 hours! Confirmed that this model doesn't support DHCP reservations (yet.) Not sure what yet means, like is it in the works or eventually planned.
I am a little technology challenged especially when it comes to internet/wifi stuff. This is taking me a while to get set up but I'm sure it is more my fault than the product. Motorola is a quality brand which is why I ordered it. I will hopefully update this review soon with some positive results and outcome.
Like many other Google OnHub users who got the bad news in their email today that Google is dropping support for OnHubs, I needed a drop-in replacement with similar functionality. Which is fine, I guess, because also like many other Google OnHub users, my OnHub has also gotten the overnight disconnection cancer. By which I mean, for some reason, over the past year, the OnHub has started refusing to pass traffic for no discernible reason at the exact same time every single night, causing every device on my network to lose connection until I get up and reboot it. Since there's no log functionality whatsoever on the OnHub, there's no way to determine what is causing the problem and Google has been ignoring it for some time now, refusing to push firmware updates to fix long-existing problems. It was time for the OnHub to go into the OnTrash.I wanted a drop-in replacement with identical or very similar functionality. I wanted a device that was simple to configure, which did nothing but route traffic between my other network devices and the Internet, which could be controlled with an app on my phone and get notifications when the device goes offline. And it couldn't have been a coincidence that the Motorola MH7021 came out when it did, because its functionality is nearly identical to that of the OnHub and offers all of these features.I learned long ago to never count on a router to do more than one thing. That probably had a lot to do with the device being a drop-in replacement for its predecessor. All of my network routing etc. is configured on devices behind the AP so that if I need to replace the AP quickly I can just unplug it and drop another one in.That said, this device was very easy to configure with only the one expected start-up problem which were not the new device's fault: I had to reboot the cable modem because it won't pass traffic for a device that has a different MAC address from the one already connected until it's rebooted. A few of my devices had to be rebooted or instructed to request a new internal IP address.TL;DR: All I had to do to get online was. Plug my network cables into the LAN and WAN ports. Plug in the power. Put the Motosync app on my mobile device. Open the Motosync app and scan the QR code on the device. Set up an account. Follow the prompts to do a firmware update. Wait five minutesAfter that my network was online and functioning. Now I'll talk about the initial user experience.First of all, the device extracts every single bit of bandwidth from my Internet plan. I'm on the 100mbit plan and I get 119.22mb/s which is exactly the plan allowance plus the courtesy overhead (the extra bandwidth the ISP provides to make sure you get the whole 100mb/s during network load) minus the pedestal overhead (the small amount of bandwidth consumed by the neighborhood router).The UI in the mobile app is very simple, although the way it conveys information is perhaps more simplified than I'd like for it to be. It's even more dumbed down than the OnHub interface.Things I do not like about it thus far:1. Upon startup the device immediately detected every single device that connected from my network as a "threat" and put a huge red skull dead center in the app UI warning me about them. Hello, Moto. Devices connecting normally to the network for the first time are not a "threat." All you're doing here is fear mongering.2. In the product description the network filter service is called "ad blocking" but in the app it's called "network filter. It has 2 settings: On and Off.The ad blocking service does not inform the user which ad blocking list it's using and there is no user-configurable setting to whitelist sites or add/remove block lists. It seems to be working fine now, in the first hour of my using the device, but I'm sure that very soon I'll have to turn it off, since it will block a service I need access to. Which is unfortunate because in my initial testing, it blocks ads very well. It even blocks ads on Youtube, which I'm sure Google will be all up in Motorola's area for very soon. Based on how good the ad blocking is at the outset, I'm guessing they're using a public list, but I can't tell which list it is because the AP downloads it from Motorola's server. So it seems they're downloading the list to their own server, then feeding it to their devices from their own servers.As previously mentioned, the device's configuration UI is incredibly simple. I can see this being a problem in the future because although there is an "Advanced Network Settings" menu, the only item is to forward ports. There's no way to enable or disable UPnP.As previously mentioned, this device is incredibly simple and performs almost zero functionality other than to be a access point appliance. People who are coming from a gaming router such as the Netgear Nighthawk that has awful reliability but offers ten million features will be disappointed. People who want to just plug a box in and have internet access that they c...
Good:-Easy to set up.-Advanced router features.-Good for someone non-technical.Bad:-Case design could be better.-The app could be better.-Power cord could be longer.-Includes a cat 5E cable instead of a cat 6.-The range could be longer.I ordered the Motorola Gigabit Smart Home WiFi Router. We like the simple set up of this product. We like the added features including network filtering, parental controls and the security detection feature for non technical users. The case design is large and difficult to plug in all three cables to the back of the router. The ad blocking feature tracks the physical ads on the network level not the router level. Overall, we like the router, but we need additional signal coverage for our home which would require another node.
I found no improvement in my signal or speed, and the app wasn't great. Pretty basic review, but for me, my needs are pretty basic, so I'm back to my old router.